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MARZO 2012

"Journey of the deep sea dweller"

First part of the Drexciya re-issue series! Drexciya might need an introduction for some, for others it is the most influential techno project ever. Part of the heritage of Detroit's Underground Resistance, Drexciya explored techno music like no-one else before.
[ file under: detroit techno ]
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Natives may be your first official introduction to the music of Bright Moments but if you have spent time with some of the most beloved indie albums of the last decade, you'll quickly realize that you know him well. He is the multi-instrumentalist whose trumpet sparks across so many of Beirut's songs and whose harmonizing vocals is a central component to the band's robust live performances.
[ file under: indie pop ]
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"Grand Hotel"

The Explorers Club are a Pop rock band from the coast of South Carolina. Their music is almost entirely influenced by the vocal harmony styles and production of The Beach Boys. They also draw some influence from classic rock and roll arrangements as made popular by The Beatles, Phil Spector and The Byrds.
[ file under: pet sounds ]
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His most (and possibly only) overtly optimistic work, Serenity is a story of elation and freedom from times when music didn’t yet know derision and arrogance, when all it knew was beauty. This is the soundtrack to 7am, when only the true remained and nothing else mattered.
[ file under: basic channel ] nulla di nuovo sotto il

"Six cups of rebel"

Lindstrom's fourth album is an undeniably titanic affair destined for the modern disco. Part Deep Purple-ish prog ebullience and part intergalactic dance fuel, Six Cups Of Rebel is his most mature and coherent long player, informed by a decade of production experience and an invaluable dancefloor education drawing upon lessons learnt from vintage Baldelli and Beppe Loda mixes.
[ file under: scando-nova ] nulla di nuovo sotto il sole...cdalso available in LP


18 years after the release of their landmark self-titled debut, Cardinal - the recording collaboration between Richard Davies and Eric Matthews - are preparing to unveil their long awaited new album. The new record, entitled Hymns, picks up where their debut left off, layered orchestral pop, with Matthews' multi-instrumental talents enhancing Davies' sublime songwriting gems.
[ file under: poppish sounds ]
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"Stars are indifferent to astronomy"

With the exception of a Record Store Day single, New York City alt rockers Nada Surf have had a quiet 2011. Next year, however, will be a much different story. On January 24th, the band will release their seventh studio album, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, via Barsuk Records.
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Like Demdike Stare's Tryptych, Elemental is another over-sized two-disc package from the Modern Love label. It compiles Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker's four-part vinyl series dating from December 2011 and January 2012. The first two parts, Chrysanthe and Violetta, were issued together as a double 12" pack in a gatefold sleeve with slots for parts three and four, Iris and Rose.
[ file under: electronic drones ]
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"Underrated silence"

Ulrich Schnauss, master of shoegazer indietronica and Mark Peters, bass player, guitarist and songwriter in the british band engineers, present their first collaboration: they have crafted music which is enchanting in the truest sense of the word, shimmering sounds, floating echoes, rhythmically reverberant chords which wrap themselves around the listener, lifting him into a state of suspension and carrying him gently away.
[ file under: shoegaze ]
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For a colourful combination of Beach Boys/Mamas and the Papas classic harmonies, gorgeous song writing, modern electronica and indie rock cool, check out the fantastic new album from the buzz-worthy Django Django. Their new self-titled CD showcases a range of glitchy electronic synth-driven music, psychedelic guitar work and masterful harmonies; a big sound for a 3-piece band.
[ file under: electro pop folk ]
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"Young & old"

"Keeps the sweet melodic core that defined the first album's's nice to have them back." - The Guardian
"Almost too good to be true." - Spin
"Their dreamy, nostalgic pop laps and recedes like waves hitting the shore." - New York Times
[ file under: indie pop ]
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Grimes is the inventive work of Claire Boucher, a project that has gained notoriety since its inception back in early-2010. Moving to Montreal from Vancouver in 2006, she developed Grimes among the city’s burgeoning DIY scene where both punk ethos and pop music collide. Also a prolific force, her 4AD debut Visions will be her fourth release in less than two years and countless shows have been performed in this time.
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2012 album from the British Indie Rock quartet. Ester neatly combines elements including the dream pop of Beach House, the sweet nocturnal melancholy of The xx and the sonic exploration of My Bloody Valentine to form an album that s streets apart from any of its contemporaries.
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Hanne Hukkelberg has finished recording a new album and that it is set for release on February 24th of 2012. The album will be called Featherbrain and will be her fourth full-length studio album. It was recorded in New York and is being described as a slightly more difficult album compared with her previous ones.
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"Revenant diary"

From his days in Seefeel Mark Van Hoen has always operated between electronica and pop music. Having left the band before they recorded their debut EP to pursue his solo career, he signed to Belgian dance label R&S in 1993 and began to release music as Locust. The Revenant Diary is Van Hoen’s fifth album published under his name and his first for Editions Mego.
[ file under: transgressions ]
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"Blues funeral"

Blues Funeral is the seventh Mark Lanegan record, and the first since 2004's Bubblegum. The music was played by Johannes and Jack Irons with appearances from Greg Dulli, Josh Homme. Mark Lanegan has sung with Screaming Trees, Queens Of the Stone Age, The Twilight Singers, The Gutter Twins, Soulsavers and Isobel Campbell.
[ file under: indie blues ]
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"Something about april"

Featuring guest artists Dennis Coffey (Motown’s Funk Brother fuzz guitarist), Shawn Lee (Ubiquity Records), singer/songwriter Rebecca Jordan, and Italian cinephiles Calibro 35,Something About April is an eclectic mix of heavy, psychedelic soul and soundtrack-ready instrumentals.
[ file under: modern soul ]
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Big new album from Robert Henke, putting aside the autumnal ambient shades of his recent work in favour of his darkest, most dancefloor-friendly release in ages. The title track, which also opens the album, sets the punchy tone, and finds the German reconnecting with his junglist roots, creating a sub-heavy roller that feels like a more supple, sophisticated update of late 90s techstep.
[ file under: minimal techno ]
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"We will always be"

We Will Always Be is the newest album from Windy & Carl and it couldn’t be more aptly titled. They’ve been releasing music for over 20 years on a variety of labels, and the duo, consisting of Windy Weber and Carl Hultgren have been married for almost as long.
[ file under: post-rock ]
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"Port of morrow"

Arriving five years after Wincing the Night Away, Port of Morrow was the first Shins album to appear on James Mercer’s Aural Apothecary imprint (also home to Broken Bells, his collaboration with Danger Mouse) and the first without the rest of the band that appeared on the remainder of their discography.
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Musical styles come and go, but Yokota reigns supreme in a universe of his own making. ‘Dreamer’ is instantly familiar and yet full of surprises and like all of Yokota’s best music, it leaves the listener in a state of wonder. Will appeal to fans of Yokota’s LEAF period with album like Grinning Cat and Sakura.
[ file under: fourth world music ]
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School of Seven Bells is a dream pop/shoegaze band which formed in 2007 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. The band consists of Alejandra Deheza (vocals, bass), and Benjamin Curtis (guitar, electronics). Alejandra’s identical twin sister Claudia (vocals, keyboards) was also a member of the band until leaving for personal reasons in October 2010.
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Debut album of shapeshifting dreampop from the Young Magic trio. Now based in New York, the group, comprising Indonesian-born vocalist Melati Malay, coalesced in early 2011 around shared travelling experiences and a broad palette of musical influences from hip hop to psychedelic soul and West African rhythms.
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On his debut album, Spanish electronic music producer creates one hypnotic groove after another, incorporating different sounds and ideas with each track.
[ file under: electronic listening music ]
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